US Signs Off on Coup, Calls on Military to Support Opposition – Venezuela FM

A military member throws a tear gas canister near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase La Carlota, in Caracas, Venezuela April 30, 2019 © REUTERS / Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – The United States signed off on an attempted coup in Venezuela, calling on the country’s armed forces to support the opposition parliament, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Tuesday.

“The leaders of the coup acknowledge their unscrupulous authorship. The Trump administration in desperate to generate an internal conflict in Venezuela. Democratic institutions in Venezuela will guarantee the country’s peace. #TrumpHandsOffVenezuela,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

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